King County Executive
Partnership will expand successful effort that helps youth return to school
A new partnership between King County, United Way of King County, and The Boeing Co. will double a program that helps local youth and young adults return to school to earn their high school diploma.
Health clinic in Auburn saved: Executive brings together funding partners, County Council delivers the rest
Auburn Public Health Center and its satellite locations in Enumclaw and the Muckleshoot tribal reservation, which had been scheduled to close in January due to declines in state and federal funding, will have the funds needed to maintain services for the next two years.
Metro to deliver more customized alternatives to bus service to meet local transit needs
A program funded in King County’s 2015-2016 budget will provide Metro with greater flexibility to meet the specific transit needs of local communities. It will expand alternatives to fixed-route bus service, such as shuttles, rideshares, community vans, and bicycles.
Executive Constantine convenes work group to assess public defense staffing levels
The working group will develop a plan for the effective delivery of services during the 2015-2016 biennium. It will be led by Budget Director Dwight Dively and David Chapman, interim director of the Department of Public Defense.
Inquest ordered into fatal police shooting at Seattle’s Gasworks Park
Fact-finding hearing is customary to determine the causes and circumstances of any death involving a member of law enforcement while in performance of duties.
Regional Veterans Court far exceeds initial projections, Executive says
King County's innovative Regional Veterans Court helps vets stay out of further involvement in the justice system, and reduces the use of jails and emergency services. By the end of September, the Court had served 54 veterans and is helping vets get the treatment they need to reestablish their civilian lives.
Executive brings together funding partners to maintain public health services in Auburn
To keep the Auburn public health clinic open for the next two years, Executive Constantine will work with the King County Council to identify additional funding. Current funding partners include the cities of Auburn, Algona, and Pacific, as well as the Muckleshoot Tribe and Orion Industries.
Executive Constantine appoints Rachel Smith as his new Director of Government Relations
King County Executive Dow Constantine today named Rachel Smith as his new Director of Government Relations.
Constantine, McDermott call for adding West Seattle and Burien high-capacity service to Sound Transit long-range plan
King County Executive and Sound Transit Board Chair Dow Constantine and King County Council and Sound Transit Board member Joe McDermott today moved to add future high-capacity transit service to West Seattle and Burien to the Long-Range Plan now being prepared for Sound Transit.
Strategies for reducing firearm violence emerge from summit convened by Executive Constantine, Mayor Murray
More people in King County are killed each year by gun violence than car crashes. This summit created a common understanding of existing data that can be used for the development of strategies and actions to prevent firearm violence.